Laura Mercado-Wright, mezzo soprano, to be featured opening night, September 18th, 2012

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Dallas, TX – The Dallas Chamber Symphony announces Laura Mercado-Wright, mezzo soprano, to be the featured soloist on Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo, Symphonic Suite, at the opening night, debut concert, September18, 2012, 7:30pm, at Dallas City Performance Hall.

Hailed by the New York Times as “superb”, “dramatically astute”, and “stunningly agile”, mezzo soprano Laura Mercado-Wright is a versatile performer of opera, oratorio, recital, chamber, and experimental music.

Ms. Mercado-Wright made her debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra in 2010 in An Evening of Cole Porter, sharing the stage with Broadway greats Jason Danieley and Kelli O’Hara, under the baton of Keith Lockhart. She has appeared in performance with the Tanglewood Music Festival, Ensemble Signal, Conspirare, Convergence Ensemble, Austin New Music Co-op, Voices of Change, Fort Worth Opera, Santa Fe Concert Association, Fort Worth Symphony, Plano Symphony, Voces Intimae, The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, Cliburn at the Modern, Utah Festival Opera, and as a Guest Artist of the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center.

Recent engagements include the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s cantata, It Happens Like This with Works and Process at the Guggenheim Museum, and Fours Saints in Three Acts with the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In coming seasons Ms. Mercado-Wright will appear in performance with the Grammy-nominated ensemble Conspirare, as a guest artist at the new music festival Fast Forward Austin, in concert with the University of Texas New Music Ensemble, and as a guest performer at the Blanton Museum of Art SoundSpace series. She will also be featured in three performances of the Southwest Chamber Music Ensemble at the Los Angeles International New Music Festival early next year.

She holds the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and the Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland, magna cum laude, and has studied voice with Linda Di Fiore, Delores Ziegler, Rebecca Folsom and Lynn Eustis.

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